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November 10th, 2004 John Buffaloe | Special Section Stories
 

THE GIRL IN THE BLUE DRESS

Monica Lewinsky

     
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Monica. The blue dress. The cigar. Don't tell us you've blocked it all out. Jan. 28, 1998
Monica became a household name in 1998 when her lascivious liaison with Pres. Bill Clinton sparked an international media frenzy. The tawdry tale of the blue dress, the cigar and the presidential DNA eventually led to Clinton's impeachment and put a lasting stain on his presidency.

Monica held special significance for Portland, because she was a student at Lewis & Clark College, from which she graduated in 1995, with a BS in psychology, before moving East for that fateful internship at the White House.

After the scandal, Monica did a brief stint as spokeswoman for Jenny Craig and hosted the reality TV series Mr. Personality. Later she turned to designing handbags, which retail for $125 to $200 and boast exotic names such as "Moroccan Mermaid" and "Marrakech Kasbah." She currently lives in Manhattan, where she frequents A-list clubs and parties. She would not go on record for this article, but her spokeswoman said, "While Monica had a good time in Portland, she's trying to move on."

Last year, she asked a federal court if taxpayers could pay the $1 million in legal fees she accumulated during the Starr investigation. The answer was no.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Intro | Tonya's Mob: Tonya Harding, Jeff Gillooly & Shawn Eckardt | The Crusader: Gordon Shadburne | The Meteor: Billy Ray Bates | Satan's Pilgrim: Rex Diabolos Church | The Firebrand: Ron Herndon | The Bad Boy: Frank Peters | The Broken Halo: Michael Stoops | The Crack Mother: Anita Nichols | The Veejay: Kennedy | The Girl from Electra: Treva Throneberry | The Perfect Victim: Azalea Cooley | The Grappler: Dutch Savage | Wonder Boy: Pat Gillis | The Ex-Files: Marcia & Steve Moskowitz | The Witness: Dave Mazzella | The Prankster: Igor Vamos | The Intern: Monica Lewinsky | The Runaways: Diane Walden & Peter | Top Cop: Mark Kroeker | Sprawl Kitten: Kate Schiele | Authority Figure: Rocky Balada | The Hulk: Dry Dock 4 | The Candidate: Gail Shibley | The Super: Ben Canada | The Organ Grinder: Dr. William J. Brady | Pillars of the Community: The Lovejoy Columns | The Survivor: Giles Thompson | The Contender: Andy Minsker | Space Invader: The Phantom Dialer | The Red Menace: Ma Anand Sheela

 
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